Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

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Inventory

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Walter B. Beals Papers
circa 1400-1951



Manuscript Collection No.: 0126
Creator: Beals, Walter B. , creator
Title: Walter B. Beals papers
Date Span: circa 1400-1951
Quantity: 66.00 cubic feet
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Judge Walter Burges Beals practiced law in Seattle, served in the army in WWI, served as a King County judge, Washinton State Supreme Court judge, and Chief Justice of the Court, 1933-1934 and 1945-1946. Judge Beals was the Presiding Judge at the International Military Tribunal I, 1946-1947. He retired in 1951. In his time, Judge Beals was the greatest private collector of manuscripts and books in the Pacific Northwest.

Scope and Content

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Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Inventory

  
Accession No. 0126-001
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals papers, 1946-1950
52.67 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, reports, writings, notes, trial transcripts, etc.
This material documents Judge Beal's work as a judge at the International Military Tribunal war crime trials at Nuremburg.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mrs. W. B. Beals, 1/1/1960.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 0126-002
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals papers, 1916-1951
6.14 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, legal documents, writings, photographs, ephemera, abstract opinions.
This part of the collection documents Judge Beal's life and practice in Washington State as well as his hobby as a bibliophile and book and signature collector.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mrs. Beals, 6/7/1946.

  
Accession No. 0126-008
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals papers, circa 1400-1940
5.92 cubic feet (10 volumes, 17 boxes)
Scope and Content
Signature collection: includes biographical notes and pictures with many of the signatures.
Ten bound volumes: vol. 1 - U.S. presidents, vice presidents and cabinet members, ca. 1800-1920; vol. 2-10 - Union and Confederate Army officers.
Boxes 1-17 represent Judge Beals' signature collection of 19th century American, French and English names. Also many French Revolution figures and some 15th and 16th century British royalty and nobility.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Retained by individual writers where copyright still applies.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Mrs. W. B. Beals, 9/1/1978.
Other Finding Aids

Inventory/container list available in Special Collections.


  
Accession No. 0126-009
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals correspondence, 1929-1936
.42 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Includes letters from Beals to Hitchman regarding collecting and general correspondence of Beal's half brother Edward Shell regarding popularizing reindeer meat.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Robert Hitchman, 1/29/1979.

  
Accession No. 0126-010
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals manuscripts, circa 1550-1928
.79 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Most of the manuscripts are French from the 16th century. There is one folder of court papers, ca. 1860, from various county courts in Oregon.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Beals, 7/15/1980.

  
Accession No. 0126-011
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals papers, circa 1800-1950
.03 cubic foot
Scope and Content
Genealogy, writing, correspondence, clippings, ephemera.
Genealogy of McMillan/MacMillan family ca. 1800-1945; typed transcript of 1850 writing; family correspondence concerning genealogical information 1947-1950; clippings, ephemera 1945.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Received 6/19/1985.

  
Accession No. 0126-012
Beals, Walter B.
Walter B. Beals correspondence
.03 cubic foot
1 folder (11 p.)
Scope and Content
Incoming letters, mainly from authors of books about Roger Williams.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Acquisition Info
Received 10/1/1996.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Beals, Walter B.--Archives.
Hitchman, Robert, creator.
Shell, Edward, creator.
Organizations:
International Military Tribunal, creator.
Subjects:
Armies--Officers.
Judges--Washington (State)
Judges--Washington (State)--King County.
Lawyers--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Last modified: October 30, 2007
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